books about: individuals
Walking on Water (Walk (Richard Paul Evans))
Richard Paul Evans
With this New York Times bestseller, the beloved Walk series ends as Alan Christoffersen reaches his destination and the beginning of a new life: “Definitely a journey worth taking” ( Booklist ). After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen embarked on a daring cross-country journey—a walk across America, from ...
To Selena, with Love
One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the only ...
A Dog's Purpose (Wheeler Hardcover)
W. Bruce Cameron
A New York Times Bestseller, An Indie Next Pick, A Selection of Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild, and One Spirit --In this heartwarming dog's-eye commentary, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt. The search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to ...
Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry
Ten-year-old prodigy Akiane Kramarik shares her artwork, poetry, and the fascinating story surrounding her talent. Growing up in a home with an atheistic mother and a non-participating Catholic father did not stop four-year-old Akiane Kramarik from finding God. This girl's dreams began a conversation in the home that has eventually brought them all to Christianity and the world's attention. Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry is a ...
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel
Atria Books, 2012
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk. Two and a half ...
Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
Random House Books for Young Readers
A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies ...
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way
A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash. The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera "I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other, and ugly things happen to me like any other woman. The ...
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
HarperCollins e-books, 2010
Conf essions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie . With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is ...
Open Road Media, 2011
In Zephyr, Alabama, a bizarre murder is only the beginning Small town boys see weird sights, and Zephyr has provided Cory Jay Mackenson with his fair share of oddities. He knows the bootleggers who lurk in the dark places outside of town. On moonless nights, he’s heard spirits congregate in the churchyard to reminisce about the good old days. He’s seen rain that flooded Main Street and left it crawling with snakes. Cory knows magic, ...
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
Thomas Dunne Books, 2009
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the ...
It's So Easy (and Other Lies): The Autobiography
Orion Publishing Group
Duff McKagan was a co-founder of Guns N' Roses, with a 13-year tenure on bass in what was at the time the biggest band on earth. As well as pulling together the classic line-up (Slash on guitar, Steven Adler on drums, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and vocalist Axl Rose), Duff was the unofficial musical director of the band and the most experienced musician, and played bass, drums and guitar, as well as co-writing many of the songs. Over the ...
A Light in the Attic
Last night while I lay thinking here Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear And pranced and partied all night long And sang their same old Whatif song: Whatif I flunk that test? Whatif green hair grows on my chest? Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?... Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk ...
An Unexpected Frost (The Tucker Series Book 2)
Lake Union Publishing, 2014
In the second installment of the gripping Tucker’s Way series, Tucker faces the biggest crisis of her life. Tucker has finally overcome a lifelong fear of trusting others and let her kind neighbor, Ella, into her heart. Despite their different backgrounds, Tucker and Ella share a deep affection and, together with their good friend Smiley Carter, they support one another and care for Tucker’s three troubled grandchildren. As Tucker’s ...
Defending a King His Life & Legacy
Dr Karen Moriarty
THE HIGHEST-RATED 5-STAR MJ BOOK ON AMAZON AND.... * A Kindle Bestseller * One of the Best-Selling MJ Books * Has Earned the Most Reviews Why did 7,745 people download this book from "Kindle Free eBooks" within 24 hours? Read it to find out why.... " If you want an eye-opening portrayal of the real Michael Jackson - ...
Inquebrantable: Mi Historia, A Mi Manera (Atria Espanol) (Spanish Edition)
La única autobiografía autorizada de Jenni Rivera. "No puedo dejarme atrapar en lo negativo porque eso me destruye. Tal vez lo mejor que puedo hacer es tratar de alejarme de mis problemas y concentrarme en lo positivo. Soy una mujer como cualquier otra y me ocurren cosas feas como a cualquier otra mujer. El número de veces que me he caído es igual al número de veces que me he levantado." Estas son las últimas palabras que la admirada ...
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Simon & Schuster
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” ( The New York Times ): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room —starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed ...
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
L.A. Weekly Books
My Chin Can Kill is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching, epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce's wry, sarcastic voice, it is a "Hollywood from the bleacher seats" look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. This man with the face of a matinee idol and the heart of a Three Stooge first attracted what has grown into an enormous ...
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien met a four-day-old baby barn owl—a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing nineteen-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a ...
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete . His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the ...
Little, Brown and Company, 2012
The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; ...
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